Gilani condemns arrest of innocent youth in IOK

Srinagar, July 22 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has condemned the arrest of youth across the territory for participating in demonstrations against the desecration of holy Quran and killing of peaceful protesters in Gool area of Ramban.
Syed Ali Gilani, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement said that the puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, had unleashed a reign of terror by arresting hundreds of youth after the Gool incident.

“Scores of protesters were seriously injured by bullets and pellets. The arrested youth were being subjected to severe torture in police stations,” he said. He maintained that the ongoing resistance movement started in 1931 when Muslims of Jammu protested and raised their voice against the desecration of holy Quran.

The veteran leader said that the Gool incident was not the first of its kind but Indian forces right from the day one had committed such sacrilegious acts in the territory. “But so far, no a single official has been punished or questioned,” he said, adding that in such situations, it was obligatory for the Muslims to resist and do their best to demand withdrawal of Indian troops from the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani has also expressed concern over the sectarian clashes in Bemina. “Any bickering between the two communities at this critical juncture will prove fatal for our freedom movement. It is the handiwork of government agencies, but we should not fell prey to these conspiring forces, and live like brothers,” he said in his video appeal for maintaining calm.

“These things should not be allowed to fester and should be put to an immediate end. I would have personally gone there, but from March 7, I am not allowed to move out of my house. We are the victims of the state terrorism and they are trying to give it a communal colour to divert the attention from Gool killings,” he added.

On the other hand, Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Syed Ali Gilani, in a separate statement said that Indian police had unleashed a reign of terror in Bandipora and were beating people without any reason. “People in the area are living under fear as the police have launched a manhunt to arrest people,” the statement said.

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